The beginning of December means that we compared November weather from this year and last.
Latkes and AppleSauce by Fran Manushkin
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukkah? by Jane Yolen
Hanukkah! by Roni Schotter
Our question of the week was "What is your favorite color?" We finished talking about our shapes and have started colors, so I thought it would be nice to get the conversation started about colors.
the color blue, and we sang "We Love Blue."
"We love blue, we love blue,
Yes we do, yes we do.
We love the ocean and sky so blue,
We love blue ribbons and blue jeans too.
We love blueberries, so good for you,
Yes, we love blue."
When we focus on a color I love to do "color hunts" in our classroom. Each child takes a turn to walk
around the classroom and bring back something that they found that is blue. The tricky thing is that they have to bring different things, no duplicates allowed! Here is what we found for the color blue.
I gave the kids dots of blue, white and black paint to make shades of blue.
When we worked on our number activities, we practiced writing the number and word for the number 8.
For our letter activities, we used our handwriting sheet for the letter Kk from this book.
With playing cards we tried to find the kings. Each turn children flip over a card and have to name what letter or number it was. If they turned over a king, they get to wear the crown!
We hopped like kangaroos during a dance party.
The class watched this video to watch how the kangaroos hop around. I found this cool one that like a real life "Kratt Brothers" which the kids love from PBS.
Up next week: "Candy Land", Ll, 9 and red.